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    Default Loxley Chapel, Sheffield, S.Yorks, March 2017


    1. The History
    Won’t do the history bit as I’ve done it before for my previous visit back in November 2015. You can find it here:

    Loxley chapel- November 2015

    I’ll up-date the history for recent event. Sealed for a long time, the chapel became unsealed and a number of reports on urbex sites started to appear. Sadly the local pond-life got in and started smashing the place up. Things went from bad to worse when flames ripped through the church in the early hours of Wednesday August 17th last year. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out at around 3am when they dispatched three fire engines. The fire-fighters put out the flames by about 7am but the place was a burnt out shell by that point.

    2. The Explore
    I remember hearing the news about this place burning down while I was on my holidays last summer. Been sort of putting this one off as I knew what I’d find having seen other reports post the fire. Felt a wave of sadness wash over me when I saw the chapel a burnt-out wreck. It makes it worse when it’s a place of worship. How would you feel if the place that your loved ones were buried and commemorated was burnt down by local yobbos? It could have been all so different if the then owners (The Haighs) had not managed to buy the place and instead it had been purchased by a local scout group who wanted to use the building rather than leave it abandoned. For me it was the classic 'leave it unsecured and a mystery fire will start' job. Do local yobs really go out at 3am in the morning hell-bent on arson? For me something doesn't add up. English Heritage are preparing to do a report on the future of the Chapel but with the land acquired by private property developers you can sort of guess the rest.

    3. The Pictures

    A few of the overgrown graveyard first:

    img9253 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9254 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9219 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9224 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the old girl comes into sight. Oh deary me…

    img9245 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9251 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9216 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9222 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9221 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9249 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    img9225 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9230 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9223 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9228 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    img9229 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    It’s pretty grim inside:

    img9243 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9233 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9231 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And not much remains. The old iron pillars remain steadfast however:

    img9234 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9246 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Some wall plaques have been removed:

    img9235 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    But this one remains in situ:

    img9232 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Some scorched remembrance headstones:

    img9239 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A broken wall plaque:

    img9236 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Old metal piping:

    img9237 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And a few charred beams:

    img9244 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    img9238 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And some bits of old metal:

    img9240 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by HughieD; 26th Mar 17 at 07:20.

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    A requiem to Loxley Chapel. A sad end. Thanks Hughie.

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    I can't say I enjoyed that dispite the decent send off Hughie, Thanks
    Last edited by smiler; 26th Mar 17 at 12:18.
    Smiler
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    bloody hell, another one that we've visited burnt down :(
    how sad
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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    A requiem to Loxley Chapel. A sad end. Thanks Hughie.
    Cheers Krela. Very sad and completely avoidable.

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